Weekender: See & Do
• Southern Ground Social Club in Senoia presents blues, roots and American singer/songwriter Nathan Nelson on Friday, Nov. 29. On Saturday Nov. 30 local favorite, Sweetgrass Sally returns to the stage with their Americana rock. Both shows are $5 (cover charge), 21-and-up. Doors open at 8 p.m., shows start at 9. For details about shows at the Zac Brown-owned venue call 770-727-9072.
• Christmas Tree Sale — Newnan Optimist Club will be selling Christmas trees at the Powell Expo Center off Temple Avenue starting Friday, Nov. 29, from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m starting at $35. For more information, Jennifer Nolder 770-951-6396.
• A pancake breakfast will be held Nov. 30 from 7 until 11:30 a.m. at Asa Powell Expo Center off Temple Avenue in Newnan by Newnan Optimist Club. Benefits the Fragile Kids Foundation and is $6 per person for all-you-can-eat pancakes, beverage, bacon or sausage, and eggs. Also enjoy games, vendors and two Christmas clowns to take pictures with families. Plates are available to go. Businesses can order eight or more plates, and they will be delivered free of charge. Details: Jennifer Nolder 770-951-6396.
• The combined handbell choirs of North Fayette UMC and Moreland UMC will present "An Afternoon of Christmas Music" in concert on Sunday, Dec. 1, at 3p.m., with a reception to follow. With two sets of four-octave bells, and the add-ons to make two additional octaves, the concert will feature three songs rung by the massed bell choir, and several carols and songs rung by each choir individually. With 10-15 ringers per choir, this is an exciting sound, and the music selected will start the Advent season off on a high note. The concert will be held at Moreland UMC, 156 Church St. in Moreland, just off U.S. Highway 27A.
• Congregation B'nai Israel is hosting a Hanukkah Celebration Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in Ashley Park. All are welcome to join for Hanukkah songs and stories and the lighting of candles to celebrate the Jewish Miracle of Lights, commemorating the rebuilding and rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem in ancient times. For more information contact Sharon Hudgins at firstname.lastname@example.org. or Congregation B'nai Israel at 678-817-7162.
• Carroll County Community Theatre presents the holiday comedy “A Christmas Story” by Jean Shepherd at Carrollton Cultural Arts Center Dec. 5-8. Showtimes are Dec. 5-7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. Call Arts Center at 770-838-1083 for information or to purchase tickets by phone. Tickets are $10. Santa Claus will be in the lobby prior to each show.
• Carroll County Community Chorus presents a holiday concert series “Christmas in Carroll County” Dec. 13-14. Jack Gantt conductor. Friday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center’s Danny Mabry Theatre. Celebrate the Christmas season with fun songs like “Fruitcake,” “Sleigh Ride,” and “White Christmas” and the glorious: “Go Tell,” “The Prayer” and “O Holy Night.” Tickets $10. The chorus is accompanied by Jan Adams and a live orchestra coordinated by Glenn Eernisse. Call 770-838-1083 for details or tickets.
• Pickin’ on the Square — Main Street Newnan hosts Pickin' on the Square on the first and third Saturday of every month at 11 a.m. on the Court Square. Musicians are invited to come down and play. All music genres and skill levels are welcome as long as it’s acoustic.
• Rebel Reelers Square Dance Club — Dances 8-10p.m. first and third Fridays at Coweta Recreation Department on Hospital Road, Newnan. Meets in Johnny Brown Building. Square dancing and round dancing, along with finger foods. Club offers lessons. Details: Darline Barge, Pres., 770-617-1211; email@example.com.